Technology - Exclusives


Emissions Rule Spurs Technological Innovations

A new device, now being tested in the Utica Shale and the Eagle Ford Shale, can destroy vapors while generating electrical power at remote oil and gas operations.

Len Vermillion
Mon, 04/11/2016 - 09:00

Where Have All The Good Times Gone?

Decreased E&P activity hasn’t helped prices recover, partly because improved efficiencies have improved production with volumes dropping only recently.

Darren Barbee
Tue, 11/10/2015 - 11:48

Report Highlights Growing Need To Combat Cyber Security Threats

Ninety of the 159 successful cyber intrusions targeted the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, which directs scientific research and heads 10 federal energy laboratories.

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 15:51

Data Science Moving To Midstream

The extreme uncertainty prevailing in the energy sector can be counteracted by deploying analytics, according to a senior data scientist with SAS.

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 09:45

Technology - Automation


Companies That ‘Weave Technology Into Operations’ Boost Profit Margins

Interlacing specialized software through operations cuts down on inefficiencies and helps companies prevent profits from slipping through the cracks, technology expert says.

Caryn Livingston
Thu, 04/23/2015 - 07:57

Technology - Compression


Rosenstein Appointed As Exterran's Vice President Of Investor Relations

Gregory A. Rosenstein has more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry, including 14 years at Superior Energy Services, where his responsibilities included investor relations and corporate planning.

Erin Pedigo
Tue, 03/15/2016 - 12:20

Pegasus Optimization Forms Partnership For Gas Compression Services

Randy Dean and Chad Lenamon lead College Station, Texas-based Pegasus. They are the former presidents of CDM Resource Management LLC. Its executive team has nearly 100 years of combined experience in gas compression.

Erin Pedigo
Thu, 03/03/2016 - 12:41

Fluor Will Provide ECPM For Cutbank Sweet Gas Plant Project

The new facilities will receive sweet natural gas, remove water and hydrocarbons, chill and compress the gas to meet transmission pipeline requirements and recover NGL from the gas streams.

Erin Pedigo
Tue, 02/09/2016 - 13:59

Matrix Service Wraps Up Restoration Of Green River Basin Compressor

The rebuild was originally contracted in August 2014 to provide mechanical and construction services to restore the nitrogen rejection unit, which had been damaged in an earlier fire.

Emily Moser
Tue, 12/15/2015 - 08:08

Technology - Corrosion


Plains Must Purge Crude From Line 903 Pipeline

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration said surveys reveal Line 903 has similar corrosion characteristics as Line 901, which ruptured and spilled crude along Santa Barbara County, Calif., coast, Reuters said.

Erin Pedigo
Fri, 11/13/2015 - 16:41

Corrosive California Oil Put On Tankers To Asia

“Orphaned oil,” corrosive and contaminated with organic chlorides, is now shipping out after sitting three years in tanks outside San Francisco. Chevron loaded it onto two Asia-bound tankers, Bloomberg said. 

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 09:05

FOX-TEK Provides Corrosion Monitoring Systems For A Technology Development Project

Fiber Optic Systems Technology Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has reported that the corporation will provide corrosion monitoring systems for a technology development project for the pipeline industry supported by the Alberta government.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 09:47

Specialty Pipelines To Become $3 Billion Business By 2015

Renewables pipelines will need remediation equipment, due to inherent corrosion, reports a new study by SBI Energy. In Washington, SBI Energy has recently published a report on specialty pipelines, titled “Specialty Pipelines for Renewable and Alternative Energy Substances.”

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 14:22

Technology - Leak Detection


SoCalGas Relocates Residents Affected By Aliso Canyon Methane Leak

SoCalGas' original agreement with the Los Angeles City Attorney, and approved by the courts, called for the relocation program to end 48 hours after the gas leak at the Aliso Canyon storage facility was stopped.

Erin Pedigo
Fri, 04/15/2016 - 16:10

California Regulators Confirm Aliso Canyon Well Is Permanently Sealed

Dennis V. Arriola, chairman, president and CEO of SoCalGas, said that the company will partner with state and local agencies to help the local community and impacted residents return to normal. 

Erin Pedigo
Thu, 02/18/2016 - 15:21

Update: SoCalGas Pleads Not Guilty Over Aliso Canyon Methane Leak

Los Angeles County prosecutor Jackie Lacey filed charges on Feb. 2, the same day California Attorney General Kamala Harris also sued the company. There are also several private lawsuits, Reuters said.

Erin Pedigo
Wed, 02/17/2016 - 10:59

SoCalGas: First Relief Well For Aliso Canyon Gas Leak is Progressing

Controlling the flow of the leaking gas will involve pumping heavy fluids into the target well, and this will begin in the next few days.

Erin Pedigo
Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:38

Technology - New Equipment


Siluria Celebrates First Successful Year Of Disruptive Ethylene Technology

Successful first year of operations proves the commercial viability of Siluria Technologies' oxidative coupling of methane-to-ethylene technology.

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 14:20

NextDecade Files FERC Application For Brownsville LNG Export Terminal

Proposed 27-million-metric-ton-per-year LNG export facility at Port of Brownsville, Texas, could cost company up to $20 billion to build.

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 14:03

Shell May Be Moving Forward With Marcellus Cracker

Pennsylvania retail mall operator may have offered clue to Shell's plans to develop a world-class ethane cracker in the natural gas-rich Marcellus and Utica shale region.

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:09

KP Engineering Proves Continued Growth With New Contract

Texas-based KP will design and construct a 35,000-barrel-per-day crude and condensate splitter and associated tank farm on the Houston Ship Channel.

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 08:34

Technology - SCADA


Jaggi, LeBlanc Join EnLink’s Senior Leadership Team

Cynthia Jaggi was promoted to senior vice president of engineering and operations services, and Michael LeBlanc was promoted to senior vice president of liquids business unit operations.

Erin Pedigo
Tue, 01/12/2016 - 10:10

Pantera Energy Implements Modern SCADA System

New system provides real-time remote data acquisition, monitoring, and control of assets in the field. Wells can be operated at higher efficiencies by analyzing site-specific, day-to-day processes. Offsite adjustments available. 

Erin Pedigo
Thu, 11/12/2015 - 15:16

Redline Communications Unveils Super High-Speed Wireless System for Industrial SCADA

RTG Connect systems availability will begin in November 2013.

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 14:17

Valerus Introduces New Monitoring, Analytics Tool

Valerus partnered with Enbase Energy Technology to develop the performance monitoring and analytics portion — or predictive SCADA — which automates real-time data, notifications and daily reports within the system.

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 16:02